“Don’t turn your back on Him.” 1 Sam. 12:20b
One evening I was sitting with a group of friends and noticed in conversation – no one asked how my writing was going? I realize this is not my paying job, but perhaps one day it will be? It is a passion I have, and a way to express myself. Hopefully, in a way that also helps and encourages others that God is for them, loves them, and desires a relationship with them. Like Jude, “I found it necessary to write and exhort you to contend for the faith.” (Jude 1:3 HCSB). I didn’t really notice it until someone asked me about law school. This person did not know what had happened. As I told her she asked what I was doing. I replied with my current part-time job, and my blog. That sparked the question as to “what do I write about?” But, when I answered the conversation ended abruptly as I began to tell of my most recent peek as to what God revealed. Words were quickly spoken over mine that I stopped, and noticed no one cared about it. Immediately I felt the Spirit tell me, this is just a glimmer of how I feel when I try to talk to someone, at times even you.
Talk about humbling, and eye opening. I waited to see if someone would ask about what I had begun talking about, but no. To me what I was saying was important, but to others it was not. The Spirit whispered – My words are always important, yet there are times when you don’t listen to me. Or come back to re-visit with Me. What people wanted to talk about was my part-time job – why? I have no idea. It is just the place God has placed me for now. I enjoy it, am grateful for it, and so far there has not been a dull moment. But, at the recent Gentle Whisper into my soul saying, “do not ignore me when I am speaking to you.” I know there is much more in store for me.
With God, there are no dull moments! With God, there is always a new revelation! With God, there is passion, purpose, and perseverance! With God, there is a relentless conversation that is waiting to be started. The key is – don’t cut Him off. And, if you have to leave to go to work, school, attend a function, or an appointment go back to where you left off as soon as you can. He’s waiting to reveal some Good News!
The lesson here was a clear one, when I ask God a question, when I seek Him, and He begins to answer – don’t cut Him off. I’ll miss the message: “This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight.” (Ro. 1:17a NLT).
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